Bahrain International Airport

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The first scheduled commercial flight arrived in Bahrain in October 1932 en-route from London to Delhi and was operated by a Handley Page HP-42 aircraft named "Hannibal". The aircraft only carried 24 passengers and the flight from London had taken several days flying at speeds of 100mph.requiring frequent refuelling stops and overnight stays in hotels for the passengers. Nonetheless with the commencement of these regular services, Bahrain became established as the the Gulf's first international airport.

Bahrain International Airport is a key hub airport in the region, providing a gateway to the Northern Gulf. Airport is the major hub for Gulf Air which provides 52% of overall movements and operates 377 weekly international services. 35 other international airlines including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM and Lufthansa operate a total of 349 services per week to a total of 52 destinations.

In 2006, The Airport witnessed a tremendous growth of 20% accounting for 6.7 million passengers while aircraft movement also increased by 11% to 81,789. Cargo tonnage has also dramatically increased with a growth of 7% reaching 358, 670 tonnes.

An airport is a dynamic environment and their objective is to continue to provide both their passengers and their partner airlines with the very latest up-to-date facilities and above all a warm and friendly and professional service by their Bahraini staff, something which they are justifiably proud of. Their airport is both a shop & window to the world and the first and last impression a visitor has to their country. They believe therefore that the provision of these high quality facilities coupled with high standards of service and competitive pricing make their airport both an attractive hub and gateway. This has been recognised by major carriers such as British Airways and Cathay Pacific in awarding us "best airport" honours on their respective networks.

Safety and security are their highest priority. They would like to assure you that Bahrain International Airport, in full cooperation with the government, the airlines and all their other business partners are always working to ensure your safety.


Bahrain International Airport
P.O Box 586
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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